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Free Fragments

Free Fragments

Chapter:
(p.151) 8. Free Fragments
Source:
Free Jazz/Black Power
Author(s):
Philippe CarlesJean-Louis Comolli, Grégory Pierrot
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628460391.003.0009

This chapter characterizes the specificity of free jazz by detailing how it differs from previous jazz forms in a series of distinct categories: the treatment of the theme, the way instruments are played, how improvisation factors in the music, the recurrent references to Africa, etc.

Keywords:   Free Jazz, Improvisation, Theme, Instruments, Africa

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